If there’s one thing that can put a wide smile on our faces, it’s nothing but the much-awaited long weekends. If you’ve been flipping through the calendar and trying hard to memorise those awesome dates, relax! We bring you the complete list of long weekends in 2020 that you can print and paste on your study and plan your long pending travels accordingly! As a bonus, we also give you the list of places to visit in 2020 that you can conveniently add to your bucket list and enjoy exciting holidays at amazing locales.
Fun Fact: Did you know? There are 13 long weekends in 2020!!
Long Weekends in 2020 to mark on the calendars
Starting from January till December 2020, the list enlists all the long weekends.
Long weekends in January
Saturday, 11th Jan: Weekend
Sunday, 12th Jan: Weekend
Monday, 13th Jan: Take an Off
Tuesday 14th Jan: Lohri
Wednesday, 15th Jan: Pongal/Makar Sankranti
Plan a 5-day trip and enjoy a mini-vacation!
Places to visit in January 2020
- Rann of Kutch – National Kite Festival 2020
Rann of Kutch, the sparkling white salt desert in Gujarat comes alive in million colours during the famous Rann Utsav or the Kite Festival that takes place in January, every year. This year, the Kite Festival in Rann of Kutch is from 7th January to 14th January. Celebrate Makar Sankranti in the Thar Desert this time and enjoy watching the beautiful kites that fly past on the blue sky!
- Guwahati – Magh Bihu Festival 2020
Akin to other states like Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Karnataka and others, Assam also celebrates Makar Sankranti or Magh Bihu festival with pomp and glory. Visit Guwahati this January 2020 and you are sure to witness the unique way in which the harvest festival is celebrated here. The Assamese people build makeshift houses of bamboo and thatch, prepare and share their traditional feast, enjoy bonfires to beat the chill and the next morning, burn these houses as a custom.
Planning a visit to Guwahati? You can book Treebo hotels in Guwahati and enjoy a cosy stay!
Long Weekends in February 2020
Friday, 21st Feb: Maha Shiva Ratri
Saturday, 22nd Feb: Weekend
Sunday, 23rd Feb: Weekend
A perfect mini-getaway is awaiting you in February!
Places to visit in February 2020
- Goa – Goa Carnival 2020
If you are a sea-and-sand kinda person who loves to relax by the beautiful beaches, head to Goa without a second thought! As a bonus, you can attend the vibrant and colourful Goa Carnival that will take place from 22nd Feb to 25th Feb and enjoy their culture, tradition and cuisine! Book Treebo hotels in Goa beforehand and focus on your mini-vacay better!
- Mcleodganj – Triund Trek
If you love to trek the snow-clad mountains and enjoy hot cuppa tea amidst the misty hills, Triund Trek surely is your calling for your Feb 2020 mini vacay! Since it is a tranquil trek that can be achieved amateurs as well as expert trekkers, you can plan for it and wander on the majestic Dhauladhar ranges. Don’t forget to check into Treebo hotels in Mcleodganj for a warm and comfortable stay.
Long Weekends in March 2020
Saturday, 7th Mar: Weekend
Sunday, 8th Mar: Weekend
Monday, 9th Mar: Take an off
Tuesday, 10th Mar: Holi Festival
Here’s your chance to travel to the best places in India to celebrate Holi!
Places to visit in March 2020
- Vrindavan – Holi Festival 2020
Holi, the festival of colours is a spectacle to witness in the holy city of Vrindavan where this festival has been celebrated from times immemorial! Tourists and pilgrims from across the country throng this place to be a part of the largest Holi festival celebration in India. Get drenched in a multitude of colours this year in Vrindavan during this festival and enjoy the local culture and food of this magical city. You can plan our stay with Treebo hotels in Vrindavan as well.
- Ranthambore – Jungle Safari
Although The jungle safari season in Ranthambore starts from October to April, the month of March is also the best time to visit Ranthambore National Park for tiger spotting. Spread across an area of 1300 sq km, a jungle safari here gives you ample opportunity to spot these majestic beasts and other animals in their natural abode. Book Treebo hotels in Sawai Madhopur and plan your safaris right away!
You might also want to read more about the best jungle safaris in India
Long weekends in April 2020
- Thursday, 2nd April: Ram Navami – optional holiday
Friday, 3rd April: Take an Off
Saturday, 4th April: Weekend
Sunday, 5th April: Weekend
- Friday, 10th April: Good Friday
Saturday, 11th April: Weekend
Sunday, 12th April: Easter Sunday
Monday, 13th April: Easter Monday
When the calendar gives you long weekends, you travel!
Places to visit in April 2020
- Darjeeling – Watch the beautiful sunrise
This beautiful city that houses the highest railway station in India, the Ghum station, is also famous for its steam engines rides through the markets and streets here. In the month of April, when the temperatures rise to normal and the skies are clear, you get to witness marvellous sunrise and if lucky, a glimpse of the mighty Kanchenjunga from the Tiger Hills. Enjoy a pleasant stay in Treebo hotels in Darjeeling and make the most of your trip.
Bonus read: Things to do in Darjeeling
- Pelling – Enjoy the beauty of Pelling
Pelling, a slice of paradise located in West Sikkim, is a pleasant retreat and an excellent travel location to visit. From religious and cultural sites to quaint villages and gorgeous lakes, there are a number of tourist places to visit in Pelling. You can enjoy a cool splash of water in the Kanchenjunga Waterfalls, wander in the serene Yuksom village or visit the famous monasteries in Pelling. You can book budget hotels in Pelling and traverse here to your heart’s content.
Also read about 18 magnificent places to visit in Pelling
Long weekends in May 2020
Friday, 1st May: Labour Day
Saturday, 2nd May: Weekend
Sunday, 3rd May: Weekend
Who doesn’t need a mini-getaway in May?
Places to visit in May 2020
- Ooty – Flower Show
Ooty Flower Show is one of the most popular summer festivals in India where tourists and locals get to watch a spectacular show of flowers, fruits, culture and tradition of Ooty. These flower festival shows are organised in the botanical gardens followed by a boat race in the Ooty Lake. The flower show is organised by the Tourism Ministry of Tamil Nadu in the month of May. The dates for 2020 Ooty Flower Show are yet to be disclosed.
Book best hotels in Ooty and be a part of this beautiful display of flowers.
- Thrissur – Pooram Festival 2020
Thrissur Pooram Festival is an annual Hindu festival celebrated in Vadakkanathar Temple in the beautiful city of Thrissur in Kerala. Pooram day – which is believed to the day when the moon rises with the Pooram star as per the Malayalam calendar is considered auspicious and grand celebrations are organised all over the city. The fifth day before the rise of the Pooram star, elephants decorated with caparison, ornamental sacred peacock feather fans, golden bells and embellished umbrellas are made to stand in a row near the temple for the public to view and admire.
Be a part of this unique festival this May, and book your stays in Thrissur right away!
Long Weekends in August 2020
- Saturday, 1st August: Weekend
Sunday, 2nd August: Weekend
Monday, 3rd August: Rakshabandhan
- Tuesday, 11th Aug: Janmashtami – Optional Holiday
Wednesday, 12th Aug: Take an Off
Thursday, 13th Aug: Take an off
Friday, 14th Aug: Take an Off
Saturday, 15th Aug: Independence Day
Sunday, 16th Aug: Weekend
- Friday, 28th Aug: Take an Off
Saturday, 29th Aug: Weekend
Sunday, 30th Aug: Weekend
Monday, 31st Aug: Onam – Optional Holiday
August is conveniently the month of travel in 2020. Use it to the fullest and plan your travels well in advance!
Places to visit in August 2020
- Kochi – Onam Festival
Onam, the biggest festival celebrated by Keralites, is best observed in the beautiful coastal city of Kochi in Kerala. Thirakkakara Temple, dedicated to Lord Vamana, the fifth incarnation of Lord Vishnu, is deeply associated with this festival. It is believed that the famous King Mahabali was stamped to the underworld by Lord Vamana in Thirakkakara and the temple was erected at the exact place where the king got stamped.
Enjoy the mesmerising Onam Festival in Kochi this August. Book perfect stays with Treebo hotels in Kochi beforehand!
- Udaipur – The Lake City
The city that boasts of artificial or man-made lakes is also home to magnificent palaces, splendid architecture and beautifully designed temples. Udaipur in August is a great place to visit owing to its moderate temperatures and the scenic beauty of the city. You can indulge in boat rides and watch spectacular sunsets, take a tour of the city, visit the City Palace and other prominent tourist places in Udaipur or simply relax in the best hotels in Udaipur and enjoy your stay.
Long weekends in October 2020
Friday, 2nd Oct: Gandhi Jayanthi
Saturday, 3rd Oct: Weekend
Sunday, 4th Oct: Weekend
Mini trips are a must, you cannot deny them! Plan yours for the month of October.
Places to Visit in October 2020
- Rishikesh – River Rafting
October is the period where river rafting in Rishikesh attracts hundreds of adrenaline junkies who love to indulge in some adventure sport, and what best than the nerve-numbing rafting in the Ganges? The crystal clear waters of Ganga entices all and sundry to take a plunge and purify one’s soul from sins. Apart from river rafting, Rishikesh is also famous for bungee jumping and has the highest bungee that is operated by experts. Think of adventure this 2020? Head to Rishikesh without fail! You can comfortable stays with Treebo hotels in Rishikesh and also indulge in the adventure that you’ve planned!
You can also enjoy some lip-smacking street food in Rishikesh to satiate your hunger!
- Agra – For the Love of Taj Mahal
Agra is a perfect long weekend getaway to the people in Delhi as well as other states. Whether a short 2-day trip or an elaborate 4-5-day trip, Agra never ceases to run short of tourist attractions. In fact, the magical allure of the breathtakingly beautiful Taj Mahal is enough to keep the visitors flocking to this city all year long. The moderate climate makes your trip in October to the picturesque Agra worthy and lets you enjoy its charm to the fullest. Book your stay with Treebo hotels in Agra and traverse this mystic city.
Bonus read: 10 Monuments, places and food Agra is famous for
Long weekends in November 2020
- Friday, 13th Nov: Dhanteras – Take an off
Saturday, 14th Nov: Diwali
Sunday, 15th Nov: Weekend
Monday, 16th Nov: Bhaiduj – Optional Holiday
- Saturday, 28th Nov: Weekend
Sunday, 29th Nov: Weekend
Monday, 30th Nov: Guru Nanak Jayanti – Optional Holiday
Indian festivals are the reason why we enjoy the privilege of short and long vacations. November is no different!
Places to Visit in November 2020
- Jaipur – Diwali Festival
A visit to Jaipur during Diwali is a must if you wish to see the city shimmering and sparkling in a billion lights. The main reason why Diwali festival in Jaipur is famous because the royal family of this city consider themselves to be the descendants Kusha, the son of Lord Rama. Therefore, this festival is celebrated with great vigour and fervour in Jaipur. All the forts near Jaipur are decked up in beautiful lights and the city comes alive in vibrant colours during this occasion. Book great hotels in Jaipur and enjoy a pleasant stay here.
- Amritsar – Guru Nanak Jayanti
Guru Nanak Jayanti is a special festival celebrated by the Sikh community to commemorate the birth of their first Guru, Guru Nanakji. This festival is best celebrated in the holy city of Amritsar where the locals as well the people of the community from across India assemble for Guru Purab. The festival is celebrated for 3 long days where 48-hours prior to Guru Purab, an Akhand Path or continuous reading of Shri Guru Granth is performed. The day before the festival, the Panj Pyaras arrange and lead a procession carrying the Sikh Flag and the palanquin of Shri Guru Granth Sahib. On the day of the festival, Sikhs wake up early in the morning and sing the holy hymns from their Sacred Book, organise Langar or community lunch and celebrate the day in full pomp and glory!
If you want to attend this festival, book a cosy stay with Treebo hotels in Amritsar enjoy the festivities.
Long Weekends in December 2020
Friday, 25th Dec: Christmas
Saturday, 26th Dec: Weekend
Sunday, 27th Dec: Weekend
What a way to end the year than travel?
Places to Visit in December 2020
- Pondicherry – Christmas Celebrations
Pondicherry is well-renowned for its Christmas celebrations. A visit to Mission Street gives you a glimpse of a display of beautifully decorated Christmas trees, bright and sparkling lights and melodious carols playing from the shops that dot that street. Most restaurant host Christmas feast where you can enjoy an array of delicacies and slosh down a few glasses of wine. You can also visit the Annual Christmas Market in Pondicherry that is still a living reflection of the European Culture and you can dee designers, bakers, NGOs and boutique owners come together under a single roof for Christmas.
Book quality stays with Treebo hotels in Pondicherry to celebrate Christmas in this beautiful city.
- Bhubaneshwar – Beautiful Beaches
Bhubaneshwar welcomes you to balmy weather and beautiful beaches when you visit this coastal city in the month of December. If you are someone who loves to spend quiet time beside calm and gorgeous beaches and be away from all the Christmas-New Year chaos in the city, check out this hidden beauty and you are sure to fall in love with the city! Plan your stay with Treebo hotels in Bhubaneshwar and take a tour of this city.
Read more about the 15 most iconic places to visit in Bhubaneswar
Here’s the list of long weekends in 2020 that you have eagerly waiting for. You can plan your travel to the places that we’ve mentioned above and enjoy your mini and long vacations at the destinations of your choice. Do share your thoughts and suggestions on the comments, we’d love to hear from you!